It’s fall. You already know how much I love apples, right? My drawer is still chock-full and I eat 2-3 daily. And I made applesauce and I put some in the freezer.
The other items in my fall diet are tomatoes and basil. Oh my.
I have 5 tomato plants that are quite happy right now. Once I figured out why one plant had tomatoes that were still on the vine but rotten on the bottom (the research suggested that my watering schedule was too erratic and needed some consistency) my crop started to look healthy again.
Ok, so it’s been tomatoes and apples in my life these days. I have other items in the house to eat (um, sometimes) and I never have to worry what else to put on my plate. (Hint – think RED)
Last week I was catching up with a long-distance friend and as I talked I opened the grill, turned it on, lit the match, watched it catch, closed the lid, walked in the house and talked for another 30 minutes or so. The next morning as I was outside trying to be consistent in my tomato watering routine, I noticed the grill was still on. I looked inside and wondered – what did I have for supper? I planned to grill chicken and obviously did not, so what did I have? Probably tomatoes and basil!
Ever done anything like that before? Done it lately? (Please say yes …)
That’s all from Chef Margarita!
- How to Peel, Seed and Dice a Tomato (williams-sonoma.com)
- Preventing Blossom End Rot in Tomatoes (www.veggiegardener.com)
- Growing Vegetables (en.allexperts.com)
- Why My Husband Is Always Right About Tomatoes (dinnerbysusan.wordpress.com)
- Helen Kopp’s Simple Tomato Sauce (sarasmarketbakery.wordpress.com)
- Heirloom Tomato Salsa Fresca (williams-sonoma.com)
9 thoughts on “Fall Dieting: Apples, Tomatoes and Basil, oh my!”
Rosy cheeks of apples and tomatoes–yay! It cannot be fall without apples.
Was it the “margarita”…chef…that may interferred…Just kidding!…Oh, yes…have had those moments…~mkg
Thanks for the tip on consistent watering…..I hope it is not too late for my tomatoes 🙂
And the articles said that the soil might need some epsom salts added to increase the nutrients. I’m hoping too!
Kind of catchy, huh? Chef Margarita! My gramps used to call me Margarita LaBella!
Bring them on! Right now I only have Honeycrisp apples in my fridge but man oh man, I have a ton of them!
Oh my! And I loved your blog title and thinking of Wizard of Oz…following the yellow brick road to Honeycrisps.
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